2015 Season MLB Baseball Past Picks
September 25, 2015
This pick was released to clients on September 25, 2015 at 11:14AM ET.
Pittsburgh at Chicago
Friday 09/25 02:20 PM Eastern
1 unit on Pittsburgh +116 (moneyline) (risk 1 to return 2.16) RESULT: WIN
The Pittsburgh Pirates and the Chicago Cubs are likely going to square off in the NL Wild Card round. The Cubs are 7.5 games behind St. Louis and 3.5 games behind Pittsburgh with 10 left to play. The big issue for the Cubs is their season has been stamped by a 21-4 run, and the pitching of Jake Arrieta. They are 23-8 when Arrieta takes the mound, but the #2 option in Jon Lester, who's taking the mound tonight, has been inconsistent. The Cubs are a .500 team when he takes the ball at 15-15. The Pirates will go with Gerrit Cole, whom they are 20-10 on the season when he takes the ball, making them a live dog here. The Pirates are a huge momentum team at 50-24 in their last 74 when following a win. Take Pittsburgh.